Octyl Methoxycinnamate
Title: Octyl Methoxycinnamate
CAS Registry Number: 5466-77-3
CAS Name: 3-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester
Additional Names: 2-ethylhexyl p-methoxycinnamate; octinoxate
Trademarks: Eusolex 2292 (Merck KGaA); Neo Heliopan AV (Symrise); Parsol MCX (DSM); Uvinul MC 80 (BASF)
Molecular Formula: C18H26O3
Molecular Weight: 290.40
Percent Composition: C 74.45%, H 9.02%, O 16.53%
Literature References: UV-B blocker. Manuf process and purification: P. Schudel et al., US 4713473 (1987 to Givaudan). Use in sunscreen preparations: D. H. Liem, L. T. H. Hilderink, Int. J. Cosmet. Sci. 1, 341 (1979). Assessment of photostability: R. Aberturas et al., Boll. Chim. Farm. 126, 208 (1987); A. Deflandre, G. Lang, Int. J. Cosmet. Sci. 10, 53 (1988). HPLC determn in cosmetics: L. Gagliardi et al., J. Chromatogr. 408, 409 (1987). Effect of reflectance of light on protection of skin: G. J. Smith et al., Photochem. Photobiol. 75, 122 (2002).
Properties: bp at 1 mbar: 185-195°; bp at 0.1 mbar: 140-150°.
Boiling point: bp at 1 mbar: 185-195°; bp at 0.1 mbar: 140-150°
Therap-Cat: Ultraviolet screen.
Keywords: Ultraviolet Screen.

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